What is Testbase?

Freshly updated for the new curriculum, Testbase offers instant access to thousands of past and newly-commissioned test questions perfectly aligned to the new national curriculum.

  • Tried, tested and trusted – the highest quality assessment resources
  • Save time with our easily searchable bank of test practice and teaching and learning resources
  • Identify gaps in children’s learning to target teaching
  • Enabling teachers to make valid judgements about their pupils’ progress
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What’s new?

Updated for the new curriculum

We have reviewed thousands of national curriculum test questions, mapped them to the new curriculum and adapted them to align with the latest test frameworks. You can use them with confidence for in-school day-to-day assessment while familiarising pupils with the new statutory test format.

Testbase is flexible and well organised, so you can find and use assessment items to match your chosen scheme of work and/or assessment system.

Reducing your workload and saving teacher time

All questions are categorised by the new national curriculum yearly objectives so you can find what you need to assess your pupils from Year 1 to Year 6.

You can also choose questions according to:

  • Yearly standard: accessible / at the standard / difficult
  • Topic
  • NC year by year Programme of Study
  • Type



A range of reading texts and questions that have been adapted to reflect the new curriculum and test frameworks.

  • Questions reformatted in the style of the new tests.
  • More space for children’s answers.
  • Page and paragraph references included in questions.

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

2016 questions have been added.

KS1 and KS2 questions are in one database for flexible use across the key stages.

Easy-to-use categories enable you to group questions for use in teaching and assessing knowledge and skills at any point in the year.

MID-YEAR 3, 4 AND 5 TESTS for Reading, Arithmetic, Reasoning & GPS

Created by consultants from past and newly commissioned materials, the mid-year tests offer teachers downloadable PDFs for in-school assessment to support teacher judgement. These are freely available to any school with a subscription for the complete package.



2000 questions, spanning key stages 1 and 2, selected and adapted to assess the new primary curriculum.

  • Question format is just like the new tests.
  • Search by topic, yearly objectives and problem solving.
  • Answer grids included.

Includes ready-made core and extension topic tests and PowerPoints to encourage thinking about maths – use for introductions and plenaries.


Past, sample and new questions ready to use across the primary years.

  • Search by topic, yearly objectives and standards.
  • Use the viewer for whole class activity.
  • Includes 60 ready-made arithmetic tests at the yearly standard.


Testbase provides teachers with 1500 rich questions that assess the KS2 and KS3 curriculum and can be embedded in teaching and learning. All questions are searchable by yearly objectives and/or science topics.

  • Additional questions to cover new topics for 2016.
  • Focus on working scientifically:
    • planning,
    • doing,
    • reviewing.

Also included:

  • literacy & numeracy in science;
  • questions for thinking.

Testbase Archive

We have maintained the complete Testbase Archive so you can access all the different collections and your saved documents from previous years.

You can also access materials that support a broad and varied curriculum for wider everyday teaching and learning but the questions are not necessarily indicative of the new style of end of key stage tests.

Complete Package

  • KS1: Arithmetic, Reasoning, Reading
  • KS2: Arithmetic, Reasoning, Reading, Science
  • KS3: Maths Progress
  • Primary Grammar and Punctuation (new)
  • Mid year Tests
  • Complete Testbase Archive


Primary Package

  • KS1: Arithmetic, Reasoning, Reading
  • KS2: Arithmetic, Reasoning, Reading, Science
  • Primary Grammar and Punctuation (new)
  • Testbase Archive


Transition Maths Package
(KS2 & KS3)

  • KS2 Arithmetic
  • KS2 Reasoning
  • KS3 Maths Progress
  • KS2 Maths
  • KS3 Maths
  • KS1-KS3 Mental Arithmetic
  • Using and Applying Mathematics
  • KS2 Maths Stretch and Challenge


Transition Science Package
(KS2 & KS3)

  • KS2 Science
  • KS3 Science
  • Working Scientifically


Literacy Package

  • Primary Grammar and Punctuation
  • KS3 English
  • Primary Grammar and Punctuation (now called GPS and Writing)
  • KS3 Writing


You will automatically receive updates including new questions or resources if they become available during your live subscription.

  • Create tailor-made assessments that can be used formatively or summatively.
  • Save time finding and photocopying questions and papers.
  • Print ready-made assessments.
  • Create an assessment framework suitable for the new national curriculum.
  • Prepare pupils for SATs.
  • Provide evidence for reporting and parents’ evening.
  • Meet Ofsted and DfE requirements.
  • Centralise and share your assessments with colleagues through the online library.
  • Share your documents with colleagues using Dropbox and Google Drive.
  • Project your compilations in the classroom with the improved Testbase Viewer.